Dust- and waterproof screen, Raspberry Pi player, Solar panel, variable size, 2020
Oasiscreen is the artist’s expanded conception of the image’s mobility under the concept of “image domain”. Based on the operation and experiment of the image, the artist expands the scope of thinking to how digital images are in the real environment. Being able to exist is what constitutes the basis of their existence, and this leads to the concept of a “non-fixed, sustainable image installation”.
It is intended to break the fixedness of traditional video installations, such as venue restrictions, fixed play sequences and other factors. The artist tried to combine video technology in different fields. Among them, the artist critically introduced the technology of digital signage into the structure of the device, allowing key technologies such as network transmission, cloud content management server and open player to reconstruct the loop from video production to playback.
Artists can use the computer to make images remotely, upload the content to the cloud content management server, and transfer the content to the intelligent playback terminal through the network. Images can be continuously generated and transmitted to a flexible screen at any time.
When the screen can be used flexibly, even when the screen in the vehicle can be designed into the playback process, the image has been fully mobile. At the same time, the artist takes sustainability as another direction of thinking. As a combination of the two, Oasis Screen attempts to bring images into harsh environments that are not suitable for digital images to survive. With a solar panel, protective casing, cellular network wireless module, smart player, and screen, the image can be continuously transmitted from other places to the image device in the desert or similar harsh environment.
This project expects that video installations, like plants, can grow sustainably in the desert, forming a digital image oasis. At the same time, a shooting device connected to the Internet is installed in front of the device, constantly monitoring the device, so the viewing behavior can not happen on the scene. The control terminal and the monitoring terminal are arranged in a new space, and the viewer can become the content publisher and viewer of this group of video devices without having to be on the scene of playing the video.